S: "Fishing Friends" Visit New York City
FC: 10th Annual "Fishing Trip" September 24 -29, 2011
2: DAY #1: Sept. 24, 2011 What a long day of traveling to New York City. Diane and Wendy gathered up the excited "Fishing Gals" and met at Tim Horton's. We then departed for Minot at 6:00 am to catch our 11:00 am flight. Upon arriving at Newark airport our Limo driver deposited us at #650, West 42nd Street. WOW... our 3 bedroom apartment was fabulous, with a incredible view of the Hudson River. After 2 years of saving and months of planning for our New York City "Fishing Trip" - we were finally here! Turn the pages to relive our "Special Memories"...
4: After unpacking..... | We headed out on the TOWN!!!! | Kerry found a great "Pub" to get us started on our NYC adventure!
6: DAY #2 Sept. 25, 2011 Riding the Subway To Our Welcome To HARLEM Tour with Carolyn | Learning to buy a "Metro Card"
7: Official Subway riding experts!!!
8: A visit with "Franco the Great"!!!!!
11: You go Shelly...you've got the beat & the moves !!!!!
12: Exploring the Brownstone Neighborhoods.....
14: Up close & personal inside Carolyn's friends Brownstone......
15: and Carolyn's modern Brownstone...GORGEOUS!!!!
16: Along the way we experienced an Amazing Baptist Church Gospel Service!!!
18: And then it was off to an evening at the Theatre!
19: Famous Giovanni Pizza...yum! | and later...a fabulous dinner at Don Giovanni's!
20: Day #3 Sept. 26, 2011 "Real New York Walking Tour" with Greg... | Greg met us at our apartment at 9:30, from there we hopped on a bus to explore the Meat packing District.....
21: ....Greenwich Village, Little Italy, China Town, Soho, & the Financial District
22: How did Greg know that we'd enjoy a "Pub" lunch stop at the Blind Tiger... to eat & sample beer?
23: Who knew that some Names are Famous in NYC !!!!
26: China Town.....
27: The Financial District....
28: The Early Days of Wall Street Protesting!
29: After "scurrying" around with Greg for 6 1/2 hrs... we parted at Grand Central Station... Bet he won't soon forget us!!! | Ground Zero sight
30: And then it was time to PARTY!!!
31: Tom Hambridge & the Rattlesnakes Lucilles - Young Rascals / Chuck Hancock (Sax)
32: George didn't know that the "Fishing Friends" in white T-shirts & Can Flag Head bands would get the HOUSE ROCK'N !!! | OLD | and NEW (Eric, Marc & Fred)
34: after a crazy night at BB's & Lucille's....Shelly & our Bus Driver "Sam" got us safely HOME..... | ....the end to a "Fun-filled" FISHING DAY!
35: Day #4 Sept. 27, 2011 a Bike Ride in | We looked more ambitious than we felt!!!! | Hey - we're missing 3 Fishermen..... They are taking the easy way around the Park in a Rickshaw!!!
36: Yay! We all made it safely to the top....some of us more nervously than others!
38: Where are Brenda & Wendy ? ....near the top - slightly right of the middle (Bren is waving!!!)
40: Day #5 Sept 28, 2011 Bus Tour to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty
41: HOP ON.... HOP OFF... and then "scurry"!!!
43: Shopping & Lunch at Pier 17 | our "Flower Child"
46: Our Final night on the Town........ Hey...Isn't that Richard Gere?!!!! | Hey - who's sweater are you wearing Dawn?
47: Kerry picked perfect seats....Mary flew right over us!!!!
48: Say Cheese ..... one last time!!!!
49: Yes .... there was time to shop at the airport!!!! Upon arriving, we discovered that our plane was delayed & delayed.... so we laughed & read & laughed & slept & talked & laughed and.... We finally departed at 6:30 pm - arriving in Minot at 12:30 am... only to discover Diane's luggage didn't make it! Dang! We were back in the "Real World".... holding Memories of the Best "Fishing Trip" with the Best Team ever!!! Love You Fishing Friends (aka CC's) | Day #6 Sept. 29, 2011 Oh No...it was time to scurry around and pack up! Our Limo was picking us up at 11:00 so we had just enough time to head out & about one last time to snap those last few photos!